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Mulberries

organic dried mulberries

Certified Organic from Turkey.

Sun-dried White Mulberries. Chewy and sweet, a very nutritious candy.

$12.00
organic dried apples

Certified Organic Apple Chips from Local Farms

Experience the delightful crunch and sweetness of our Certified Organic Apple Chips, sourced from local farms. These apple chips are organically grown and dried at a low temperature to preserve their natural flavor and nutritional value.

Overview Our Certified Organic Apple Chips are made from apples grown on local farms. They are dried at a low temperature, resulting in a crunchy, sweet, and tasty snack that's perfect for any time of the day.

Key Features

  • Certified Organic: Apples are grown organically on local farms, ensuring no harmful pesticides or chemicals are used.
  • Low-Temperature Dried: Dried at a low temperature to retain natural flavor and nutrients.
  • Crunchy and Sweet: Provides a deliciously crunchy texture and naturally sweet flavor.
  • Nutritious Snack: A healthy snack option, packed with fiber and essential vitamins.

Benefits

  • Healthy Snacking: Low in calories and high in fiber, making it a perfect snack for those seeking a healthy alternative.
  • Natural Ingredients: Made from 100% organic apples, with no added sugars or preservatives.
  • Convenient: Easy to carry and perfect for on-the-go snacking.

Usage Instructions

Enjoy these apple chips as a nutritious snack on their own, or add them to your favorite recipes for an extra crunch and flavor. They are great for topping cereals, yogurt, or even adding to salads.

Storage Instructions

  • Packaging: Stored in resealable packaging to maintain freshness.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place to maintain quality and freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 80
  • Total Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Carbohydrate: 21g (7% DV)
    • Fiber: 3g (12% DV)
    • Sugars: 17g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin C: 8% DV
  • Calcium: 2% DV
  • Iron: 2% DV
$20.00

Organic Apple Peel Powder from the South Okanagan, BC

Experience the concentrated nutritional power of our Organic Apple Peel Powder, sourced from the nutrient-rich apples of South Okanagan, BC. This powder harnesses the benefits of apple peels, which are packed with polyphenols, fiber, and antioxidants.

Overview The peel is the most nutritious part of the apple, containing up to six times the polyphenols, including flavonoids, compared to the apple flesh. These compounds provide tremendous antioxidant activity, contributing to various health benefits. Our apple peel powder is an excellent source of fiber, particularly pectin, which aids digestion and supports a healthy gut microbiome.

Key Features

  • Rich in Polyphenols: Contains high levels of polyphenols, such as proanthocyanidins and catechins, which offer antioxidant benefits and support heart health.
  • High in Fiber: Packed with soluble fiber, particularly pectin, which aids in digestion, supports a healthy microbiome, and helps regulate cholesterol levels.
  • Nutrient-Dense: Offers the nutritional benefits of apple peels in a convenient powdered form, perfect for enhancing various recipes.
  • Organic: Sourced from organically grown apples in South Okanagan, BC, ensuring a pure and natural product.

Benefits

  • Antioxidant Activity: Polyphenols in apple peel powder can lower total cholesterol levels, raise HDL cholesterol, inhibit LDL cholesterol oxidation, and block inflammatory responses.
  • Digestive Health: High fiber content improves bowel movements and supports a healthy gut microbiome by feeding beneficial bacteria.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: In vitro research confirms that apple peels modulate the inflammation response.
  • Disease Prevention: Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, lung and colon cancer, and atherosclerosis.
  • Great Taste: Adds a pleasant flavor to your meals and beverages.

Suggested Dosage

Take 1 teaspoon, 1-3 times per day. Mix into smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, or other favorite recipes for an easy nutritional boost.

Usage Instructions

Our apple peel powder can be used as a supplement or an ingredient in various dishes. It's perfect for adding to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, or baking recipes to boost the nutritional content and add a sweet, apple flavor.

Storage Instructions

  • Packaging: Stored in resealable packaging to maintain freshness.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place to maintain quality and freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 20
  • Total Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Carbohydrate: 5g (2% DV)
    • Fiber: 2g (8% DV)
    • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin C: 2% DV
  • Calcium: 1% DV
  • Iron: 1% DV
$15.00

Certified Organic from our Farm, while in season.

Please note: apples may bruise or freeze during transit. 

$55.00

Organic Apricots from Naramata, BC

Experience the distinct tartness and natural quality of our Organic Apricots, sourced from a neighbor's land in Naramata, BC. These apricots are grown on land that has never been treated with sprays or chemicals, ensuring a pure and flavorful fruit.

Overview Our Organic Apricots are grown in Naramata, BC, on land that has never been farmed with sprays or chemicals. These apricots are tarter than the typical Turkish varieties and are unsulphured, resulting in a chewier texture.

Key Features

  • Certified Organic: Grown without the use of sprays or chemicals, ensuring a pure and natural product.
  • Tarter Flavor: These apricots have a distinct tartness, setting them apart from sweeter Turkish varieties.
  • Unsulphured: Free from sulphur, making them chewier than sulphured apricots.
  • Locally Sourced: Harvested from a neighboring farm in Naramata, BC, supporting local agriculture.

Benefits

  • Nutrient-Rich: Packed with vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamins A and C, and dietary fiber.
  • Digestive Health: High in fiber, which supports healthy digestion and regular bowel movements.
  • Natural Antioxidants: Contains antioxidants that help protect the body from free radical damage.

Usage Instructions

Enjoy these apricots as a healthy snack, or add them to your favorite recipes. They are particularly well-suited for baking, adding to oatmeal, or incorporating into salads for a tangy twist.

Packaging Information

  • Size: The 5lb size comes in a box with a liner to ensure freshness and ease of storage.

Storage Instructions

  • Packaging: Stored in a box with a liner to maintain freshness.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place to maintain quality and freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 48
  • Total Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Carbohydrate: 12g (4% DV)
    • Fiber: 2g (8% DV)
    • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 12% DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% DV
  • Calcium: 2% DV
  • Iron: 2% DV
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$22.00

Certified Organic Apple Bananas from Uganda

Experience the delightful taste and chewy texture of our Certified Organic Apple Bananas, sourced from the fertile lands of Uganda. These apple bananas are dried at peak ripeness to create a sweet, tropical treat.

Overview Our Certified Organic Apple Bananas are grown in Uganda, known for its rich soil and ideal growing conditions. These bananas are stout and plump with a thick taut peel. As they ripen, they develop a tropical flavor profile with notes of pineapple and strawberry and a strong tart-apple aroma.

Key Features

  • Certified Organic: Grown in Uganda under strict organic farming standards, ensuring no harmful pesticides or chemicals are used.
  • Peak Ripeness: Dried at peak ripeness to preserve their natural sweetness and chewy texture.
  • Tropical Flavor: Offers a complex flavor profile with notes of pineapple, strawberry, and tart apple.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Contains significant amounts of potassium and fiber, and higher levels of vitamins C and A compared to common bananas.

Benefits

  • Heart Health: High in potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
  • Digestive Health: Rich in dietary fiber, supporting healthy digestion and regular bowel movements.
  • Immune Support: High in vitamins C and A, boosting the immune system and promoting overall health.
  • Energy Boost: Provides a natural source of energy, making it an ideal snack for any time of the day.

Usage Instructions

Enjoy these dried apple bananas as a nutritious snack, or add them to your favorite recipes. They are particularly well-suited for baking, adding to oatmeal, or incorporating into trail mixes for a tropical twist.

Storage Instructions

  • Packaging: Stored in resealable packaging to maintain freshness.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place to maintain quality and freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 90
  • Total Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 1mg (0% DV)
  • Carbohydrate: 23g (8% DV)
    • Fiber: 3g (12% DV)
    • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 10% DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% DV
  • Calcium: 0% DV
  • Iron: 2% DV
$44.00

Certified Organic Baobab from South Africa

Experience the exceptional nutritional benefits and unique flavor of our Certified Organic Baobab, sourced from the ancient and drought-tolerant Baobab trees in South Africa.

Overview The Baobab tree, Adansonia digitata, also known as the upside down tree and monkey bread tree, is native to sub-Saharan Africa and is one of the oldest trees on the planet. These trees reach heights of 5–25 meters and can have trunk diameters up to 7 meters. The versatile tree offers young leaves that can be eaten like spinach or dried for tea, and its fruit pulp is known for its nutritional value and pleasant pear-like flavor with a mildly acidic aftertaste.

Key Features

  • Certified Organic: Sourced from South Africa, ensuring no harmful pesticides or chemicals are used.
  • Natural Processing: The fruit pulp dries naturally on the tree, and only a mechanical process is used to obtain the soft, powdery pulp without heat extraction, freeze-drying, or pasteurization.
  • Unique Flavor: The pulp has a pleasant flavor reminiscent of pear with a mildly acidic aftertaste due to its high organic acid content.

Benefits

  • Nutrient-Dense: Contains a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • High Vitamin C Content: Six times more vitamin C than oranges (300 mg/100g).
  • Energy Boost: Thiamine (Vitamin B1) and Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) contribute to increased energy levels and reduce fatigue.
  • Immune Support: Boosts the immune system and enhances iron and calcium absorption.
  • Rich in Calcium and Potassium: Two times more calcium than milk (280 mg/100g) and six times more potassium than bananas (150 mg/100g).
  • High Fiber Content: Thirty times more fiber than lettuce (44 g/100g), benefiting the digestive and intestinal system.
  • Antioxidant Powerhouse: Contains two times more antioxidants than Goji berries (25,000 umole TE/100g), aiding in inflammation reduction.
  • Iron-Rich: Provides more iron than red meat, supporting the circulatory system.
  • Low in Sugar and Fat: A healthy addition to any diet.

Applications/Use

This versatile ingredient can be used in energy bars and drinks, fruit smoothies, ice creams, jams, sauces, chocolate, baked goods, and yogurt. Incorporating it into your daily diet can supplement your recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

Storage Instructions

  • Packaging: Stored in resealable packaging to maintain freshness.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place to maintain quality and freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 10mg (0% DV)
  • Carbohydrate: 85g (28% DV)
    • Fiber: 44g (176% DV)
    • Sugars: 30g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin C: 300% DV
  • Vitamin B6: 50% DV
  • Calcium: 28% DV
  • Iron: 15% DV
  • Potassium: 15% DV
$10.00

Certified Organic and Wild-Crafted Camu Camu from Peru

Experience the unparalleled nutritional benefits of our Certified Organic and Wild-Crafted Camu Camu, sourced from the lush rainforests of Peru. Known as “nature’s vitamin pill,” this extraordinary berry offers the highest naturally occurring vitamin C content of any food on the planet.

Overview The small red Camu Camu berry is revered worldwide for its exceptional vitamin C content and numerous nutritional and medicinal attributes. Our Camu Camu is freeze-dried to preserve its nutrient potential, ensuring you receive the highest quality product.

Key Features

  • Certified Organic and Wild-Crafted: Harvested from the pristine rainforests of Peru, ensuring a pure and natural product.
  • High Vitamin C Content: Contains the highest naturally occurring vitamin C content of any food on the planet.
  • Freeze-Dried: Preserves the nutrient potential of the berry, maintaining its rich vitamin and mineral content.
  • Pinkish Pulp: The natural color of the pulp is pinkish, offering a higher vitamin C content and better taste compared to the rest of the fruit.
  • Pure and Potent: It takes 25 lbs of Wild-Crafted Camu berries to produce 1 lb of powder, ensuring a concentrated and potent product.

Benefits

  • Immune Support: High vitamin C content boosts the immune system and helps fight off illnesses.
  • Antioxidant Powerhouse: Rich in antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage.
  • Energy Boost: Provides a natural energy boost, enhancing overall vitality.
  • Skin Health: Promotes healthy, glowing skin due to its high antioxidant and vitamin C content.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Helps reduce inflammation and supports overall health.

Usage Instructions

Stir 1 teaspoon or more into water, juice, smoothie, or yogurt with a spoon or blender. This versatile powder does not require refrigeration, making it easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

Storage Instructions

  • Packaging: Stored in resealable packaging to maintain freshness.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place to maintain quality and freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Serving Size: 1 teaspoon (5 grams)
  • Calories: 10
  • Total Fat: 0g
    • Saturated Fat: 0g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin C: 590mg
  • Calcium: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.36mg
  • Potassium: 7mg

More Info

$18.00

Local cherries, dried at a low temperature. Treated only with a light spray of ascorbc acid. The land has never been sprayed or treated with any chemicals. *May contain pits. Due to a very hot summer the cherries were small and due to lack of workers, expensive. 

$20.00
organic bhari dates

Certified Organic from California. 

Fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, high in B-complex vitamins magnesium, potassium, carbohydrates and a good source of dietary fibre.

Barhi dates are a small to medium sized variety, with a round shape. They have thick amber to golden brown soft flesh, with a sweet and delicate butterscotch or caramel flavour. Our family favourite! Their thin red skin has a tendency to dry out, so keep them tightly wrapped and refrigerated in an airtight container.

Proven Health Benefits of Dates

Very Nutritious
Dates have an excellent nutrition profile.

Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:

• Calories: 277

• Carbs: 75 grams

• Fiber: 7 grams

• Protein: 2 grams

• Potassium: 20% of the RDI

• Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

• Copper: 18% of the RDI

• Manganese: 15% of the RDI

• Iron: 5% of the RDI

• Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Dates are also high in antioxidants, which may contribute to many of their health benefits.

High in Fiber
With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, including dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake.

Fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool.

In one study, 21 people who consumed 7 dates per day for 21 days experienced improvements in stool frequency and had a significant increase in bowel movements compared to when they did not eat dates.

Furthermore, the fiber in dates may be beneficial for blood sugar control. Fiber slows digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating.For this reason, dates have a low glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.

High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.

Compared to similar types of fruit, such as figs and dried plums, dates appear to have the highest antioxidant content.

Here’s an overview of the three most potent antioxidants in dates:

• Flavonoids: Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.

• Carotenoids: Carotenoids are proven to promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye-related disorders, such as macular degeneration.

• Phenolic acid: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, phenolic acid may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.

May Promote Brain Health
Laboratory studies have found dates to be helpful for lowering inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain. High levels of IL-6 are associated with a higher risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, animal studies have shown dates to be helpful for reducing the activity of amyloid beta proteins, which can form plaques in the brain.

When plaques accumulate in the brain, they may disturb communication between brain cells, which can ultimately lead to brain cell death and Alzheimer’s disease.

One animal study found that mice fed food mixed with dates had significantly better memory and learning ability, as well as less anxiety-related behaviors, compared to those that did not eat them.

The potential brain-boosting properties of dates have been attributed to their content of antioxidants known to reduce inflammation, including flavonoids.

May Promote Natural Labor
Eating these fruits throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and lower the need for induced labor. They may also be helpful for reducing labor time.

In one study, 69 women who consumed 6 dates per day for 4 weeks prior to their due date were 20% more likely to go into labor naturally and were in labor for significantly less time than those who did not eat them.

Another study of 154 pregnant women found that those who ate dates were much less likely to be induced compared to those who did not.

A third study found similar results in 91 pregnant women who consumed 70–76 grams of dates daily starting the 37th week of pregnancy. They were in active labor for an average of 4 fewer hours than those who did not eat dates.

The role dates may have in pregnancy is likely due to compounds that bind to oxytocin receptors and appear to mimic the effects of oxytocin in the body. Oxytocin is a hormone that causes labor contractions during childbirth.

Additionally, dates contain tannins, which are compounds that have been shown to help facilitate contractions. They are also a good source of natural sugar and calories, which are necessary to maintain energy levels during labor.

Excellent Natural Sweetener
Dates are a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.

For this reason, dates are very sweet and also have a subtle caramel-like taste. They make a great sugar substitute in recipes due to the nutrients, fiber and antioxidants that they provide.

The best way to substitute dates for sugar is to make date paste by mixing dates with water in a blender. A rule of thumb is to replace sugar with date paste at a 1:1 ratio.

Other Potential Health Benefits
Dates have been claimed to have a few other health benefits that have not yet been extensively studied.

• Bone health: Dates contain several minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. All of these have been studied for their potential to prevent bone-related conditions like osteoporosis.

• Blood sugar control: Dates have the potential to help due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants. Thus, eating them may benefit diabetes management.

$23.00

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Un-Certified Organic from California. 

Fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, high in B-complex vitamins magnesium, potassium, carbohydrates and a good source of dietary fibre.

Halawi dates are a small to medium sized variety, with an oval shape. They have a tender amber flesh, with a light honey flavour. Their thin light brown skin has a tendency to dry out, so keep them tightly wrapped and refrigerated in an airtight container.

Proven Health Benefits of Dates

Very Nutritious
Dates have an excellent nutrition profile.

Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:

• Calories: 277

• Carbs: 75 grams

• Fiber: 7 grams

• Protein: 2 grams

• Potassium: 20% of the RDI

• Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

• Copper: 18% of the RDI

• Manganese: 15% of the RDI

• Iron: 5% of the RDI

• Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Dates are also high in antioxidants, which may contribute to many of their health benefits.

High in Fiber
With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, including dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake.

Fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool.

In one study, 21 people who consumed 7 dates per day for 21 days experienced improvements in stool frequency and had a significant increase in bowel movements compared to when they did not eat dates.

Furthermore, the fiber in dates may be beneficial for blood sugar control. Fiber slows digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating.For this reason, dates have a low glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.

High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.

Compared to similar types of fruit, such as figs and dried plums, dates appear to have the highest antioxidant content.

Here’s an overview of the three most potent antioxidants in dates:

• Flavonoids: Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.

• Carotenoids: Carotenoids are proven to promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye-related disorders, such as macular degeneration.

• Phenolic acid: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, phenolic acid may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.

May Promote Brain Health
Laboratory studies have found dates to be helpful for lowering inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain. High levels of IL-6 are associated with a higher risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, animal studies have shown dates to be helpful for reducing the activity of amyloid beta proteins, which can form plaques in the brain.

When plaques accumulate in the brain, they may disturb communication between brain cells, which can ultimately lead to brain cell death and Alzheimer’s disease.

One animal study found that mice fed food mixed with dates had significantly better memory and learning ability, as well as less anxiety-related behaviors, compared to those that did not eat them.

The potential brain-boosting properties of dates have been attributed to their content of antioxidants known to reduce inflammation, including flavonoids.

May Promote Natural Labor
Eating these fruits throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and lower the need for induced labor. They may also be helpful for reducing labor time.

In one study, 69 women who consumed 6 dates per day for 4 weeks prior to their due date were 20% more likely to go into labor naturally and were in labor for significantly less time than those who did not eat them.

Another study of 154 pregnant women found that those who ate dates were much less likely to be induced compared to those who did not.

A third study found similar results in 91 pregnant women who consumed 70–76 grams of dates daily starting the 37th week of pregnancy. They were in active labor for an average of 4 fewer hours than those who did not eat dates.

The role dates may have in pregnancy is likely due to compounds that bind to oxytocin receptors and appear to mimic the effects of oxytocin in the body. Oxytocin is a hormone that causes labor contractions during childbirth.

Additionally, dates contain tannins, which are compounds that have been shown to help facilitate contractions. They are also a good source of natural sugar and calories, which are necessary to maintain energy levels during labor.

Excellent Natural Sweetener
Dates are a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.

For this reason, dates are very sweet and also have a subtle caramel-like taste. They make a great sugar substitute in recipes due to the nutrients, fiber and antioxidants that they provide.

The best way to substitute dates for sugar is to make date paste by mixing dates with water in a blender. A rule of thumb is to replace sugar with date paste at a 1:1 ratio.

Other Potential Health Benefits
Dates have been claimed to have a few other health benefits that have not yet been extensively studied.

• Bone health: Dates contain several minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. All of these have been studied for their potential to prevent bone-related conditions like osteoporosis.

• Blood sugar control: Dates have the potential to help due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants. Thus, eating them may benefit diabetes management.

$15.00

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Uncertified Organic from California.

Pitted and coarse ground dates (different varieties). Great way to use dates for making treats or smoothies. *Must be kept cold to avoid fermentation.

Proven Health Benefits of Dates

Very Nutritious
Dates have an excellent nutrition profile.

Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:

• Calories: 277

• Carbs: 75 grams

• Fiber: 7 grams

• Protein: 2 grams

• Potassium: 20% of the RDI

• Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

• Copper: 18% of the RDI

• Manganese: 15% of the RDI

• Iron: 5% of the RDI

• Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Dates are also high in antioxidants, which may contribute to many of their health benefits.

High in Fiber
With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, including dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake.

Fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool.

In one study, 21 people who consumed 7 dates per day for 21 days experienced improvements in stool frequency and had a significant increase in bowel movements compared to when they did not eat dates.

Furthermore, the fiber in dates may be beneficial for blood sugar control. Fiber slows digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating.For this reason, dates have a low glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.

High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.

Compared to similar types of fruit, such as figs and dried plums, dates appear to have the highest antioxidant content.

Here’s an overview of the three most potent antioxidants in dates:

• Flavonoids: Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.

• Carotenoids: Carotenoids are proven to promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye-related disorders, such as macular degeneration.

• Phenolic acid: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, phenolic acid may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.

May Promote Brain Health
Laboratory studies have found dates to be helpful for lowering inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain. High levels of IL-6 are associated with a higher risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, animal studies have shown dates to be helpful for reducing the activity of amyloid beta proteins, which can form plaques in the brain.

When plaques accumulate in the brain, they may disturb communication between brain cells, which can ultimately lead to brain cell death and Alzheimer’s disease.

One animal study found that mice fed food mixed with dates had significantly better memory and learning ability, as well as less anxiety-related behaviors, compared to those that did not eat them.

The potential brain-boosting properties of dates have been attributed to their content of antioxidants known to reduce inflammation, including flavonoids.

May Promote Natural Labor
Eating these fruits throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and lower the need for induced labor. They may also be helpful for reducing labor time.

In one study, 69 women who consumed 6 dates per day for 4 weeks prior to their due date were 20% more likely to go into labor naturally and were in labor for significantly less time than those who did not eat them.

Another study of 154 pregnant women found that those who ate dates were much less likely to be induced compared to those who did not.

A third study found similar results in 91 pregnant women who consumed 70–76 grams of dates daily starting the 37th week of pregnancy. They were in active labor for an average of 4 fewer hours than those who did not eat dates.

The role dates may have in pregnancy is likely due to compounds that bind to oxytocin receptors and appear to mimic the effects of oxytocin in the body. Oxytocin is a hormone that causes labor contractions during childbirth.

Additionally, dates contain tannins, which are compounds that have been shown to help facilitate contractions. They are also a good source of natural sugar and calories, which are necessary to maintain energy levels during labor.

Excellent Natural Sweetener
Dates are a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.

For this reason, dates are very sweet and also have a subtle caramel-like taste. They make a great sugar substitute in recipes due to the nutrients, fiber and antioxidants that they provide.

The best way to substitute dates for sugar is to make date paste by mixing dates with water in a blender. A rule of thumb is to replace sugar with date paste at a 1:1 ratio.

Other Potential Health Benefits
Dates have been claimed to have a few other health benefits that have not yet been extensively studied.

• Bone health: Dates contain several minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. All of these have been studied for their potential to prevent bone-related conditions like osteoporosis.

• Blood sugar control: Dates have the potential to help due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants. Thus, eating them may benefit diabetes management.

$35.00

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organic medjool dates

Uncertified Organic from California. 

Fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, high in B-complex vitamins magnesium, potassium, carbohydrates and a good source of dietary fibre.

Medjool dates are a medium to large sized variety, with an oval shape. They have soft flesh and amber-brown skin. Medjool dates have a sweet fruity flavor and are often considered the "recipe choice", due to their consistant flavour and size. 

Keep them tightly wrapped and refrigerated in an airtight container.

Proven Health Benefits of Dates

Very Nutritious
Dates have an excellent nutrition profile.

Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:

• Calories: 277

• Carbs: 75 grams

• Fiber: 7 grams

• Protein: 2 grams

• Potassium: 20% of the RDI

• Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

• Copper: 18% of the RDI

• Manganese: 15% of the RDI

• Iron: 5% of the RDI

• Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Dates are also high in antioxidants, which may contribute to many of their health benefits.

High in Fiber
With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, including dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake.

Fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool.

In one study, 21 people who consumed 7 dates per day for 21 days experienced improvements in stool frequency and had a significant increase in bowel movements compared to when they did not eat dates.

Furthermore, the fiber in dates may be beneficial for blood sugar control. Fiber slows digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating.For this reason, dates have a low glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.

High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.

Compared to similar types of fruit, such as figs and dried plums, dates appear to have the highest antioxidant content.

Here’s an overview of the three most potent antioxidants in dates:

• Flavonoids: Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.

• Carotenoids: Carotenoids are proven to promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye-related disorders, such as macular degeneration.

• Phenolic acid: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, phenolic acid may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.

May Promote Brain Health
Laboratory studies have found dates to be helpful for lowering inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain. High levels of IL-6 are associated with a higher risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, animal studies have shown dates to be helpful for reducing the activity of amyloid beta proteins, which can form plaques in the brain.

When plaques accumulate in the brain, they may disturb communication between brain cells, which can ultimately lead to brain cell death and Alzheimer’s disease.

One animal study found that mice fed food mixed with dates had significantly better memory and learning ability, as well as less anxiety-related behaviors, compared to those that did not eat them.

The potential brain-boosting properties of dates have been attributed to their content of antioxidants known to reduce inflammation, including flavonoids.

May Promote Natural Labor
Eating these fruits throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and lower the need for induced labor. They may also be helpful for reducing labor time.

In one study, 69 women who consumed 6 dates per day for 4 weeks prior to their due date were 20% more likely to go into labor naturally and were in labor for significantly less time than those who did not eat them.

Another study of 154 pregnant women found that those who ate dates were much less likely to be induced compared to those who did not.

A third study found similar results in 91 pregnant women who consumed 70–76 grams of dates daily starting the 37th week of pregnancy. They were in active labor for an average of 4 fewer hours than those who did not eat dates.

The role dates may have in pregnancy is likely due to compounds that bind to oxytocin receptors and appear to mimic the effects of oxytocin in the body. Oxytocin is a hormone that causes labor contractions during childbirth.

Additionally, dates contain tannins, which are compounds that have been shown to help facilitate contractions. They are also a good source of natural sugar and calories, which are necessary to maintain energy levels during labor.

Excellent Natural Sweetener
Dates are a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.

For this reason, dates are very sweet and also have a subtle caramel-like taste. They make a great sugar substitute in recipes due to the nutrients, fiber and antioxidants that they provide.

The best way to substitute dates for sugar is to make date paste by mixing dates with water in a blender. A rule of thumb is to replace sugar with date paste at a 1:1 ratio.

Other Potential Health Benefits
Dates have been claimed to have a few other health benefits that have not yet been extensively studied.

• Bone health: Dates contain several minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. All of these have been studied for their potential to prevent bone-related conditions like osteoporosis.

• Blood sugar control: Dates have the potential to help due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants. Thus, eating them may benefit diabetes management.

$22.00
organic black mission figs

California Organic Black Mission Figs – Naturally Sundried & Unsulphured

Overview: Our Certified Organic Black Mission Figs are harvested from the fertile lands of California, where they are naturally sundried at low temperatures. This careful process ensures that each fig retains its nutritional value while emphasizing its inherent sweetness.

Due to the fact that these figs are Organic, there is a small percentage that have mold inside. This happens during the drying process and is unavoidable. This does not speak to the degradation of the product. For this reason we recommend always opening them before eating them.

Key Features:

  • Certified Organic: Grown in California under strict organic farming practices, ensuring a high-quality, eco-friendly product.
  • Naturally Sundried: Dried under the California sun at low temperatures to retain their natural sweetness and nutritional value.
  • Unsulphured: Free from sulphur dioxide, making them a healthier choice with a more natural texture and flavor.
  • Black Mission Variety: Known for their deep flavor and nutritional content.
  • Nutrient-Rich: A great source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Versatile Use: Perfect for snacking, baking, or adding to cereals, salads, and other dishes.

Benefits:

  • Digestive Health: High in fiber, aiding in digestion and gut health.
  • Natural Sweetness: A healthier alternative to processed sugars and sweeteners in recipes.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Contains antioxidants that help support overall health.
  • Energy Boosting: A natural source of energy, ideal for a quick and nutritious snack.

 

  • Comes in eco-friendly, resealable packaging to maintain freshness and quality.
$11.00
organic golden figs

20% OFF

(Our supplier has assured us these figs are within spec, however we have noticed more moldy ones than normal and have thus discounted them. Please open each one before eating. Discount included in listed price.) 

Certified Organic Golden Figs from California - Sundried

Overview: Our Certified Organic Golden Figs are harvested from the fertile lands of California, where they are naturally sundried at low temperatures. This careful process ensures that each fig retains its nutritional value while emphasizing its inherent sweetness.

Due to the fact that these figs are Organic, there is a small percentage that have mold inside. This happens during the drying process and is unavoidable. This does not speak to the degradation of the product. For this reason we recommend always opening them before eating them.

Key Features:

  • Certified Organic: Grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, ensuring a natural and healthy product.
  • Sundried: Slowly dried under the California sun at low temperatures to preserve flavor and softness.
  • No Additives: Our golden figs are free from any additives, ensuring you enjoy their natural taste, texture and nutritional benefits.
  • Nutrient-Rich: A source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, these figs are a healthful addition to any diet.
  • Versatile Use: Perfect for snacking, baking, or adding to cereals and salads for a natural sweetness.

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. For extended freshness, figs can be refrigerated in an airtight container.

Enjoy the natural sweetness and nutritional benefits of our Certified Organic Golden Figs from California, a simple yet delicious treat.

$8.80
organic goji berries

Certified Organic from Northern China.

Tested for impurities, which confirms that these are truly organic. If you find "Organic Goji" at a lower price, be aware they may not be actually organic.

The medicinal use of goji berries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back to at least 200 B.C. They are a surprisingly high-protein snack, they offer a good dose of fiber, and contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, and, of course, are a wealth of antioxidants. 

$65.00

Organic Green Banana Powder

Banana Powder is made from cooking banana, also commonly referred to as a plantain (Musa paradisiaca), although it's not a true plantain. Musa paradisiaca is a hybrid of a banana and a plantain and has the extra starch of a plantain while still maintaining some sugars for a slightly sweet taste. Musa parardisiaca is commonly used for cooking due to the reduced sweetness in flavor and is the most common plantain found in grocery stores in America.

Banana Powder is loaded with nutrients and is a great source of potassium, an essential nutrient. Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese. Banana powder may help support the cardiovascular system, provide energy, boost metabolism, support the liver and kidneys, and maintain healthy nervous system function. In addition, banana powder may help contribute to healthy skin.

$11.00
organic inca berries

Certified Organic from Peru.

Incan berries (also known as golden berries) have been enjoyed for their health properties in South American cultures for thousands of years, and for their unique sweet and tart taste.

These berries are grown in Peru on a small shrub. Only the finest vine-ripened berries are selected for harvest, where they are naturally sun-dried to a moisture level of approximately 15%, to retain a soft and chewy texture.

100% pure. They do not contain any added sugar or preservatives. Dried at low temperature.

$8.00
organic jackfruit

Certified Organic from Amfri Farms in Uganda.

"The company’s flagship plantation, 88 years old, 1,497 acre (600 hectare) kyampisi estates is certified organic of which over 700 acres (300ha) are certified bio dynamic, Demeter – the only such plantation on the equatorial belt in the entire world."

Tastes similar to juicyfruit gum. Dried Jackfruit is a golden strip of chewy, natural fruit. Dried at low temperature.

Learn more: http://www.african-organic.com/ 

$16.50

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organic lucuma powder

Certified Organic from Peru.

Lucuma fruit powder has a distinctively sweet and fragrant taste that provides a natural sweetening to desserts without increasing your blood sugar levels, unlike many sweeteners that offer empty calories.

A healthy alternative to sugar, lucuma powder may be useful for diabetics and people with other health issues. Lucuma fruit powder can be added to any beverage, smoothie, yogurt, granola, pudding or pastry and is ideal for making gourmet ice cream products, nutritional supplements and functional beverages because it helps combine and emulsify fats and oils with sugars and polysaccharides. Lucuma also makes healthy baby food.

This variety is said to be superior to the yellow. Dried at low temperature.

$14.00

Certified Organic, from small farms in Mexico.

Dried at a low temperature. They are as good as they look. It takes 15 lb fresh mangos to make 1 lb dried.

$16.00

Certified Organic Nectarines with no additives, dried at a low temperature. From a nearby farm, here in Naramata.

5lb size comes in a box with a liner. 

$22.00
organic olives with herbs

Certified Organic from Peru.

These jumbo ripe Botija Olives from Olivico Farm in Peru have been dried at low temperatures (below 110 degrees farenheit) and spiced with a selection of organic herbs: oregano, tarragon and thyme.

All the natural oil of the olive is intact, very juicy. This is a premium olive grown on the coastal desert plains of southern Peru. Ecologically cultivated, hand-picked & packed with extraordinary care. Dried Botija Olives are fermented first in a sea salt pond for 3+ months then rinsed, dried and seasoned.

$14.00
organic olives with low salt

Certified Organic from Peru.

These jumbo, ripe Botija Olives from Olivico Farm in Peru have been dried at low temperatures (below 110 degrees farenheit). All the natural oil of the olive is intact; they are very juicy.

This is a premium olive grown on the coastal desert plains of southern Peru. Ecologically cultivated, hand-picked & packed with extraordinary care. Dried Botija Olives are fermented first in a sea salt pond for 3+ months then rinsed and dried.

*This latest batch seems to be extra salty. We've found running them under water breifly helps remove some of the salt. 

$14.00
organic dried peaches

Certified Organic Peaches with no additives, dried at a low temperature. From a nearby farm, here in Naramata.

5lb size comes in a box with a liner. 

$22.00
Pears Dried

Pure Pears, dried at a low temperature. From a nearby farm, here in Naramata.

$22.00

Uncertified Organic Pineapple, with nothing added, from Peru.

These are picked at peak ripeness, so they are sweet and chewy. It is very rare to find such high quality pineapple as this. Dried at low temperature. 

$20.00

Pure Organic plums dried at a low temperature, without additives. From a nearby farm here in BC.

$22.00
organic dried raisins

Certified Organic from a small grower in Southern California.

Sun-Dried Thompson raisins, with no oil added.

$23.00

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Certified Organic Sun-Dried Tomatoes from California.

These Roma-type tomatoes are dried in the traditional fashion, using the California sun. The color is bright-red; the flavour is concentrated and delicious.

No salt added. Keep refrigerated

$423.00

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